Zynga Game Network, is one of a new cluster of Internet ventures
capitalizing on the rapidly growing social networks, like Facebook and
More Than Games, a Net to Snare Social Networkers – New York Times
FRIENDSHIP means being able to sink each other’s battleships.
That is the thinking of Mark Pincus, a well-known Silicon Valley
entrepreneur who has built several Internet start-ups, including Support.com and the early social network Tribe.net.
On Tuesday, Mr. Pincus is pulling the wraps off the Zynga Game Network,
a company devoted to developing online games that work on the pages of
popular sites like Facebook and MySpace.
Zynga, which has 27 employees, has spent the last few months quietly
reinventing card games like poker and blackjack and classic games like
Risk, Boggle and Battleship. Users of social networks can add the games
to their profile pages and play with their friends online.